Brian Rust was born in London and collected records from the age of five. He worked in the BBC‘s record library from 1945 to 1960, supervising broadcasting selections. He wrote for The Gramophone from 1948 to 1970, and was a freelance writer from 1960, including liner notes for record releases. He hosted the one-hour Mardi Gras radio programmes on Capital Radio from 1973 to 1984.
Rust’s Jazz Records 1897–1942, revised several times since its publication in 1961, is a standard jazz discography. He died on 5 January 2011 in Swanage, England.
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